Introduction to International Business

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode EBP003A05
Vaknaam Introduction to International Business
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Introduction to International Business
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Understand and explain how the resource based view of the firm can be applied in the context of international business
2. Relate the theories to the corporate reality and reflect on key theories in international business.
3. Reproduce and apply key concepts and constructs in international business
4. Use the language management scholars and economists use
5. Work with Excel (basic skills and simple calculations) to understand the concept of distance in international business
6. Employ literature research methods (library search)
7. Summarize and reflect on popular scientific business journals in written assignments
Omschrijving The course provides an introduction to internationalization and globalization. It gives an analysis of differences in cultural, economic, financial and political environments. Based on the resource-based view of the firm, we develop an international business theory in which firm specific advantages play a key role. The theoretical framework is subsequently used to discuss market opportunity assessment, the development of internationalization strategies and entry modes. The final part is an introduction into international production, marketing, HRM and finance.
Uren per week 2
Onderwijsvorm -hoorcollege ,  -werkcollege
(participation is mandatory)
Toetsvorm -groepsopdracht,  -schriftelijk tentamen (meerkeuze vragen),  -schriftelijk tentamen (open vragen),  -tussentijds tentamen (mc vragen)
(The written exam, consists of a combination of MC questions and fill-in-the-blank questions.)
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator A. Kuiken, PhD.
Docent(en) prof. dr. S. Beugelsdijk , J.R. de Wit, PhD. , H.U. Haq, PhD. , A. Kuiken, PhD. , R.S. Marapin , N. Oguji, PhD. ,Dr. J. Shin
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
International Business Strategy 2013* (most recent edition), Cambridge University Press Verbeke, Alain ca. €  60,00
A selection of Harvard Business Review articles and a selection of cases*
Opmerkingen Contact:, +31 50 363 3844
Secretary: +31 50 363 3458 DUI/5411 room: 538
An extensive list with frequently asked questions can be found on Nestor. Please consult these first before contacting the course coordinator. This course is also open for a max of 20 exchange students.
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DD BSc IB - KEDGE Business School, Bordeaux (4-jarig)  (basisprogramma voor studenten uit Bordeaux) 3 semester I verplicht
DD BSc IB - Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta (1,5-jarig)  (basisprogramma voor DD-studenten uit Yogyakarta) 1 semester I verplicht
DD BSc IB - Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta (1,5-jarig)  (basisprogramma voor DD-studenten uit Jakarta) 1 semester I verplicht
DD BSc IB - Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta (2-jarig)  (basisprogramma voor DD-studenten uit Jakarta) 1 semester I verplicht